Matthew D. Newman’s practice focuses on personal injury claims of all kinds. He takes great satisfaction in resolving personal injury cases in ways that exceed client expectations, regardless of whether the outcome is financial compensation or the fulfillment of some other personal desire.

Newman understands that many clients feel anxiety about the legal process. He educates clients about their legal rights and the complexities of the judicial system. Throughout the course of representation, Newman works diligently to ensure that his clients are treated fairly by insurance companies and that they have a full opportunity to obtain justice in court.

Among his career highlights, Newman helped secure a $4 million settlement for Charla Nash, a woman who sustained horrific injuries during a 2009 attack by a neighbor’s pet chimpanzee.

The Connecticut Law Tribune has recognized Newman as one of the “Dozen Who Made A Difference – 2009.”

Professional recognition
  • “Top 100 Trial Lawyers,” The National Trial Lawyers
  • “Dozen Who Made A Difference – 2009,” Connecticut Law Tribune
Work in the community
  • Temple Beth David, Cheshire (2006–present), Board of Directors
  • Special Master for the Superior Court, District of Bridgeport (2002–present)
  • Special Master for the Superior Court, District of Ansonia/Milford (2002–present)
  • Town of Woodbridge Planning and Zoning Commission (1999–2001)
Education
  • J.D., Quinnipiac College School of Law
  • B.A., Connecticut College
Bar admissions
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
Memberships
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
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